Talking about mental health

Time To Talk - Staff 2016We support Time to Change, the national campaign which aims to get as many people as possible across England talking about mental health.

On 4th February staff at Midland Heart got together for Time to Talk Day to help break the silence that often surrounds mental health and show that talking about this once-taboo issue doesn’t need to be difficult.

Mental health problems affect one in four, yet a recent YouGov poll revealed that nearly one third of us feel uncomfortable asking someone about their mental health.

By getting people talking about mental health we can help break down stereotypes, improve relationships, aid recovery and take the stigma out of something that can affect us all.

This year a total of 86,747 conversations were recorded nationwide with 12,876 conversations alone recorded in the West Midlands – the highest recorded amount for any region.

At Midland Heart we recorded 446 conversations with colleagues about mental health on Time to Talk day. This was a 10% increase on the number of conversations we recorded last year.

We are committed to improving the quality of life for customers with mental health issues. We work with customers, their families, carers, advocates and other organisations to support our customers to live the life they choose and we do this with dignity and respect.

If you are experiencing mental health problems or need urgent support, there are lots of places you can go to for help. Visit the Time to Change website to find out more.


22nd February 2016 | News, schemes and services | News